America's Top States for Business 2014
5. North Carolina
Oil's drop in price is affecting states across the country in different ways, but Alaska's hit has been the hardest.
The loss of manufacturing has crushed rust belt cities like Cleveland, but medicine has offered a business rehab plan.
Ohio's economy is on the upswing. But that could change because of pressure on the health sector due to Obamacare.
Slack job creation is hurting incumbent governor and Senate races in Georgia, Wisconsin and Florida.
Healthy, educated and productive, Connecticut is an ideal location for businesses and their employees.
Global-trade crossroads Georgia is climbing in business rankings, thanks to education, tax incentives, investment and research.
With low costs of living and doing business, Iowa is the location of choice for domestic and international corporations.